Monday, 9 July 2018

Hijiribashi Holy Bridge, Ochanomizu, Tokyo 2012

Hijiribashi Holy Bridge, Ochanomizu, Tokyo


The Holy Bridge is constructed at the north side of the Ochanomizu Station, Chuo Line. Under flows the Outer Moat of the Imperial Palace, constructed in the Edo Period, some 550 years ago. The Edo Castle has the vast area in the central part of Tokyo. now the Inner Moat is perfectly remained but the Outer Moat is partly remained mainly in the north part of Tokyo. Around Ochanomizu area now become the cultural zone of Tokyo, where many universities and colleges are gathered.
The Holy Bridge is named for what in the northern part there is the the Holy Building of Confucius and the southern part, there is the Nicolai-do Cathedral of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The church was first built in 1891 and rebuilt in 1929 after the Kanto Plain Great Earthquake occurred in 1923. The name Nicolai is originated by the fonder Nicolai Primate of Khristos Orthodox Church of Japan. The bridge is also constructed in 1925 after the Earthquake. This Holy Bridge is one of the most fantastic old-fashioned bridge in Tokyo. I love these old Tokyo's image. New architectures will be constructed tomorrow, but the old ones cannot be completed after the long historical and traditional years.

24 July 2012
Sekinan Research Field of Language

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